How to Hand Pollinate Vegetables

Celia 26 May 2022

Are your veggies shrivelling up and dying before they reach full size? Are you getting flowers but no fruit? Then you might be suffering from a lack of pollination. But

Fruit & Vegetables Plants

Marinated Strawberries

Eva van Asperen 25 May 2022

Strawberry season is upon us! Whooohooo! I always get excited because I love home grown strawberries. This marinated strawberries recipe is super easy, you just have to be patient enough

Fruit & Vegetables Recipes

How to Make White Oil

Clissa 24 May 2022

White oil is a multi-purpose pest treatment that is a must-have for every food garden. It is used to combat sap-sucking and chewing insects like aphids, scale, mealy bug and

Fruit & Vegetables Sustainability

9 Things You Can Upcycle for the Garden

Celia 24 May 2022

I'm a big fan of upcycling random items to use in my garden. Sometimes it's by accident, sometimes by design. Purpose-made items are increasingly expensive, and if we can save

Fruit & Vegetables Garden Gadgets Sustainability

How to Grow Mint

Celia 24 May 2022

Mint is one of the best-known and loved herbs. It's attractive in the garden & versatile in the kitchen, with lots of different varieties to grow and try. You can

Fruit & Vegetables Herbs & Spices

How to Take a Cutting

Celia 11 May 2022

Growing a plant from a cutting is one of the most important skills a gardener can learn. Whether your focus is food gardening or ornamentals, propagation via cuttings is one

Fruit & Vegetables Plants

How to Grow a Ton of Snow Peas

Celia 11 May 2022

'As easy as shelling peas'- well that's how the saying goes- but is growing snow peas really that easy? Well yes, it can be easy, if you follow my 5

Fruit & Vegetables Vegetables

Should I Use Seed Raising Pellets?

Celia 8 May 2022

If you’re new to growing your veggies from seed, then you might not be familiar with seed raising pellets. Also called peat pellets, Jiffy seed starters & grow pellets, seed

Fruit & Vegetables Garden Gadgets Plants

How to Grow Sage

Celia 8 May 2022

One of the best-known edible and medicinal herbs, sage has been grown for centuries in temperate areas of Europe. Part of the plant group known as salvias, common edible sage

Fruit & Vegetables Herbs & Spices

Versatile Veggie Pancakes- Sweet or Savoury!

Eva van Asperen 29 April 2022

Everybody loves pancakes- I have yet to meet anyone who doesn't. But sometimes pancakes are not the healthiest food on the planet. So I added vegetables and made them gluten-

Fruit & Vegetables Recipes Vegetables

Marinated Strawberries

Strawberry season is upon us! Whooohooo! I always get excited because I love home grown strawberries. This marinated strawberries recipe is super easy, you just have to be patient enough

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How to Make White Oil

White oil is a multi-purpose pest treatment that is a must-have for every food garden. It is used to combat sap-sucking and chewing insects like aphids, scale, mealy bug and

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Marinated Strawberries

Strawberry season is upon us! Whooohooo! I always get excited because I love home grown strawberries. This marinated strawberries recipe is super easy, you just have to be patient enough

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Sweet Cauliflower Porridge

Cauliflower is amazingly versatile. You can cook, roast, bake, steam, puree and make soup out of it. You can even use it as a substitute for rice. But did you

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Veggie Loaf

This recipe is a staple in my home. I make it a lot, because it is healthy, easy, tasty and versatile. It is also lactose-, gluten- and sugarfree. I can

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Bush Bog

This poem was salvaged from a scrap piece of lined A4 paper handwritten half in pen and then finished in pencil – I can’t recall but my biro must have

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How to Make White Oil

White oil is a multi-purpose pest treatment that is a must-have for every food garden. It is used to combat sap-sucking and chewing insects like aphids, scale, mealy bug and

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Why You Need to Grow Comfrey

Comfrey is an herbaceous perennial herb originating in Europe. A fast-growing plant belonging to the borage family, comfrey doesn’t provide fruit yet has the widest range of uses in a

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Composting Bin Test

There are a few rules, do’s and don’ts to making compost in this way, so I thought I would start with one bin (of the 2 I have) to test

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Hedgehog Hibernation House

Besides being totally adorable and super cute looking, hedgehogs are really useful animals to have in your garden. Especially because they eat a lot of snails and slugs who can’t

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